HC Deb 31 March 1983 vol 40 cc238-9W
Mr. Sheerman

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total underspend on capital expenditure on roads in England for the financial year 1982–83; and if he will list this by county.

Mr. David Howell

Total expenditure on roads in 1982–83 is now forecast to be £88 million (8 per cent.) below plans. On motorway and trunk roads, which now include most structural maintenance, it will exceed plans by about £27 million (4 per cent.) On local roads, expenditure is likely to be £115 million (25 per cent.) below plans. Forecasts are not available for individual counties.